Wrap Orange Yarn Around Your Hand And Tie With Twine To Make An Adorable Fall ‘Pumpkin’ Garland

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Senior Editor of Branded Content at Wild Sky Media. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Woman's World. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law & Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

For many people, the end of summer feels like a long waiting game for cooler weather, cozier outfits, and tasty fall foods!

If you ask people what their favorite season is, a significant number will say autumn.

And it makes sense. Fall weather is perfect for wearing an array of clothes. Autumn is the best time for outdoor activities, and it’s the best season for home decorations!

From colorful leaves and rotund pumpkins to spooky Halloween skeletons and gravestones, when it comes to decor, fall is far superior to other seasons.

The biggest problem with changing your home’s design according to the changing weather, though, is how expensive it can be. But instead of spending tons of money on decorations this year, make your own adorable DIY pumpkin garland out of just a few simple supplies.

This pumpkin garland will leave your family and friends in awe of your crafting skills — and you don’t need to tell them how simple it was!


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  • orange yarn
  • twine
  • green pipe cleaners
  • scissors

Step #1: Wrap Yarn Around Hand

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To begin making your yarn pumpkins, wrap the orange yarn around your hand.

It should be tight enough to stay in place but not so tight that it’s uncomfortable.

Step #2: Tie Yarn Together

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Once you have enough yarn on your hand, pull the entire bunch of yarn off your fingers in one movement.

Taking another small piece of yarn, and tie a knot around the “pumpkin.”

Step #3: Cut Green Pipe Cleaners

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Next, take your green pipe cleaners and your scissors, and cut the pipe cleaners down to size.

Each pipe cleaner piece should be about 3 inches long.

Step #4: Tie Pipe Cleaner To “Pumpkins”

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Now it’s time to add the stem to your pumpkins.

Thread a piece of green pipe cleaner through the pumpkin, then fold it in half.

Step #5: Tie “Pumpkins” To Twine

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Weave twine between the two halves of the pipe cleaner.

Then twist the pipe cleaner back around the twine to make sure it stays in place.

Step #6: Hang Pumpkin Garland

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Repeat all the previous steps multiple times until you have enough pumpkins to make your garland.

The garland can be whatever length you want, but it should probably be a few feet in order to hang properly.

Use nails, hooks, or thumbtacks to hang your garland on the wall.

Step #7: Enjoy!

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Finally, enjoy your new homemade fall decor!

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